Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


Community Ucheldre Comedy Night
Thursday 24 November7.30pm
Ucheldre Comedy Night

Ucheldre is pleased to present three well known and experienced stand-up comedians live on stage.  Between them they have performed at The Glee Club, Jongleurs, The Comedy Store, The Stand and the Laughter Lounge, and many more famous comedy circuit venues in the UK and Europe as well as TV and Radio appearances.

The line up is made up of Al Barrie, Mick Ferry and Johnny Candon as MC.


         

The Ucheldre's Cloister Bar will be open for the evening.

The next Ucheldre Comedy Night will be in February and the start of what we hope will be a regular monthly feature in our calendar.

£10
Music Life With The Signora:
Maria Callas Evening
Friday 25 November7.30pm
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Life With the Signora

A reminiscence in word and song about Maria Callas written and directed by Jamie-Glyn Bale

With Anne Williams-King as  Maria Callas

Marian Bryfdir as Bruna Lupoli


Maria Callas - “La Divina” - the most famous singer in the world sacrificed her career and ultimately her life for a man who used and then rejected her.

Her rapid rise to international stardom; the transformation from hefty Wagnerian soprano to glamorous and svelte diva; her relationship with Aristotle Onassis (responsible for the premature decline in her vocal powers); her ill-advised comeback and finally her lonely death in Paris in 1977 are recalled by Bruna Lupoli, her maid for 18 years in a reminiscence in word and song. Some of the great operatic arias associated with Maria Callas are performed live by international soprano Anne Williams-King accompanied by Marian Bryfdir as Bruna and the performance is directed by Jamie-Glyn Bale.

Anne Williams-King  was born in Wrexham  and has sung principal roles in major opera houses all over the world (including la Scala Milan and Covent Garden). Her performances as Salome and Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk received great critical acclaim. Her many operatic roles parallel those of Callas e.g. Butterfly , Leonora, Tosca and  she has a particular interest in the Italian belcanto repertoire.

Marian Bryfdir is a leading vocal coach having given masterclasses and workshops in Italy , Spain  USA and in 2015  China . She now teaches at Bangor University and at the Ucheldre Centre . Anne and Marian have recently established the North Wales Opera Studio in Llangollen.

Jamie-Glyn Bale was director of the” La Palabra Teatro” company in Andalucia (awarded the VIII TEA de Toledo award for most promising small company) and winner of the “Desencaja 2014” prize.  He  returned to the UK this year and has a particular interest in theatre and social issues, drama therapy and has specialised in gender based theatre.

1hr
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Alaw Ward Concert
Thursday 1 December7.30pm
Alaw Ward Concert

Once again we open our doors for the ever-popular concert featuring a variety of local talent. In aid of Alaw Ward.


2hrs incl interval
£10 includes mince pies and sherry!
Drama An AdLib Double Bill
Sunday 4 December5pm
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Be Eco Friendly 

and

  Stormus

Be Eco Friendly is a presentation about how and where energy comes from and how to help save the planet through saving energy. Taran works with adults with learning difficulties, empowering, developing and promoting independence through various life skills.

Stormus is an inventive performance that uses Roald Dahl's Matilda and Shakespeare's The Tempest to create a playful story around a world of books with stormy weather. Ad Lib is a community drama group for young people, run by the community, for the community.


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama NT Live: No Man's Land
Thursday 15 December7pm
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No Man's Land (as live 15)

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to us from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.   Hirst and Spooner, two aging writers, meet in a Hampstead pub one summer’s evening and as the evening wears on continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's nearby rather grand home.  As they become increasingly inebriated, so too their stories become more incredulous.  The plot becomes further complicated when two young men played by Owen Teale (Game of Thrones, Hollow Crown, Under Milk Wood BBC 2014) and Damien Molony (Being Human, Ripper Street) arrive at the house.




2hrs 30 including interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Pantomime Anvil Pantomime:
Peter Pan
Saturday 17 December2pm & 5pm
Peter Pan

Anvil's tradition of bringing classic tales to life at Ucheldre continues with the enchanting tale of Peter Pan

J M Barrie's creation will blend into a seasonal production with all the fun expected from a Christmas show for children and adults alike.

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John as they fly away to Neverland, along with Tinkerbell and engage in all sorts of adventures with Captain Hook, Smee, The Pirates, the Lost Boys, and TigerLilly.

Family Christmas Entertainment with a difference.

Why not come to the Ucheldre Kitchen for a Pirate's Special, booking essential.
2hrs 15 incl interval
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Pantomime Anvil Pantomime:
Peter Pan
Sunday 18 December3pm
Peter Pan

Anvil's tradition of bringing classic tales to life at Ucheldre continues with the enchanting tale of Peter Pan

J M Barrie's creation will blend into a seasonal production with all the fun expected from a Christmas show for children and adults alike.

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John as they fly away to Neverland, along with Tinkerbell and engage in all sorts of adventures with Captain Hook, Smee, The Pirates, the Lost Boys, and TigerLilly.

Family Christmas Entertainment with a difference.

Why not come to the Ucheldre Kitchen for a Pirate's Special, booking essential.
2hrs 15 incl interval
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Pantomime Anvil Pantomime:
Peter Pan
Monday 19 December2pm & 5pm

Peter Pan

Anvil's tradition of bringing classic tales to life at Ucheldre continues with the enchanting tale of Peter Pan

J M Barrie's creation will blend into a seasonal production with all the fun expected from a Christmas show for children and adults alike.

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John as they fly away to Neverland, along with Tinkerbell and engage in all sorts of adventures with Captain Hook, Smee, The Pirates, the Lost Boys, and TigerLilly.

Family Christmas Entertainment with a difference.

Why not come to the Ucheldre Kitchen for a Pirate's Special, booking essential.
2hrs 15 incl interval
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Pantomime Anvil Pantomime:
Peter Pan
Tuesday 20 December2pm & 5pm

Peter Pan

Anvil's tradition of bringing classic tales to life at Ucheldre continues with the enchanting tale of Peter Pan

J M Barrie's creation will blend into a seasonal production with all the fun expected from a Christmas show for children and adults alike.

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John as they fly away to Neverland, along with Tinkerbell and engage in all sorts of adventures with Captain Hook, Smee, The Pirates, the Lost Boys, and TigerLilly.

Family Christmas Entertainment with a difference.

Why not come to the Ucheldre Kitchen for a Pirate's Special, booking essential.
2hrs 15 incl interval
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Pantomime Anvil Pantomime:
Peter Pan
Wednesday 21 December2pm & 5pm

Peter Pan

Anvil's tradition of bringing classic tales to life at Ucheldre continues with the enchanting tale of Peter Pan

J M Barrie's creation will blend into a seasonal production with all the fun expected from a Christmas show for children and adults alike.

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John as they fly away to Neverland, along with Tinkerbell and engage in all sorts of adventures with Captain Hook, Smee, The Pirates, the Lost Boys, and TigerLilly.

Family Christmas Entertainment with a difference.

Why not come to the Ucheldre Kitchen for a Pirate's Special, booking essential.
2hrs 15 incl interval
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Pantomime Anvil Pantomime:
Peter Pan
Thursday 22 December2pm & 5pm

Peter Pan

Anvil's tradition of bringing classic tales to life at Ucheldre continues with the enchanting tale of Peter Pan

J M Barrie's creation will blend into a seasonal production with all the fun expected from a Christmas show for children and adults alike.

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John as they fly away to Neverland, along with Tinkerbell and engage in all sorts of adventures with Captain Hook, Smee, The Pirates, the Lost Boys, and TigerLilly.

Family Christmas Entertainment with a difference.

Why not come to the Ucheldre Kitchen for a Pirate's Special, booking essential.
2hrs 15 incl interval
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Pantomime Anvil Pantomime:
Peter Pan
Friday 23 December2pm

Peter Pan

Anvil's tradition of bringing classic tales to life at Ucheldre continues with the enchanting tale of Peter Pan

J M Barrie's creation will blend into a seasonal production with all the fun expected from a Christmas show for children and adults alike.

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John as they fly away to Neverland, along with Tinkerbell and engage in all sorts of adventures with Captain Hook, Smee, The Pirates, the Lost Boys, and TigerLilly.

Family Christmas Entertainment with a difference.

Why not come to the Ucheldre Kitchen for a Pirate's Special, booking essential.
2hrs 15 incl interval
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama RSC Live: The Tempest
Wednesday 11 January7pm
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The Tempest

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

 

In a unique partnership with Intel, the production will be using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Please click here to see trailer online
3hrs 30 including interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plantThe Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture